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I remember the smell of the Magnolia tree in the backyard and long walks around Lake Merritt, as the water swirled like tar in the black of the night. In my dreams it is raining and I am still there. I wake up some days and forget who I am. Most of the time, I […]

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It begins with a whispered hush. “Vietnam.” It says; quiet, out of sight, like wispy clouds floating through black skies; dark, silent, unassuming. It bubbles under the surface, unknowing, like a dormant volcano, quietly stirring, until one day it explodes in a roar. “VIETNAM!” It shouts. I try to ignore it – but soon enough […]

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“Go back to Canada for the summer.” She told me with conviction. “Something good will happen.” I nodded, consuming the glimmer of hope she fed me. Something good will happen, I told myself. It has to. *** Tucked in a corner of the pier, hidden from view, sat a small table covered in crudely drawn […]

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They returned to the road and continued south along the Pacific Coast Highway as the serene city of Carmel disappeared in the distance in exchange for the majestic splendour of the central coast. Twisting and turning between dramatic cliffs, each curve of the road seemed to offer a glimpse of a unique vista, fleeting and fading, […]

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